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Prognosis of Lyme disease

Prognosis of Lyme disease: For early cases, prompt treatment is usually curative. However, the severity and treatment of Lyme disease may be complicated due to late diagnosis, failure of antibiotic treatment, and simultaneous infection with other tick-borne diseases (co-infections) including ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and bartonella, and immune suppression in the patient. ...see also Overview of Lyme disease

Prognosis for Lyme disease: Most individuals with Lyme disease respond well to antibiotics and have full recovery. In a few patients symptoms of persisting infection may continue or recur, requiring additional antibiotic treatment. Varying degrees of permanent joint or nervous system damage may develop in patients with late chronic Lyme disease. In rare cases, death may occur. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neurological Sequelae Of Lyme Disease Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Lyme disease

Onset of Lyme disease: 3 days to a month.

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Mortality rate for Lyme disease: Lyme disease is rarely, if ever, fatal. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Lyme Disease: DVBID)

Complications:

Complications of Lyme disease may include:

Complications of Lyme disease from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Lyme disease.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Lyme disease usually refers to the likely outcome of Lyme disease. The prognosis of Lyme disease may include the duration of Lyme disease, chances of complications of Lyme disease, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Lyme disease, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Lyme disease. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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